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... mast V has is a set of isolated epithets and metaphors that might have been acquired by Ishtar in the days of the hypothetical Venus Comet, but which, in the prayer, appear minus their original catastrophic setting. If the prayer had really been as V represents it in WIC, it would indeed have been difficult to explain it in uniformitarian terms (though not impossible, if the context was astrological in intent, for example.) Venus does not, after all, induce earthquakes, whirlwinds and darkness. But of course the prayer does not tell us that Venus did cause these things. As we have seen, in the actual prayer, these phenomena' are more ...
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... pass through all the systems of the column; indeed, there would probably be more systems absent than present. In reality the complete geological column is an ideal representation of what should, but does not, occur in Nature. Interrupted sequences have been correlated from all over the Earth to build up an ideal composite. Thus, while the uniformitarian, ancient-Earth theory predicts an essentially continuous sequence, as sediments and occasional lava-deposits accumulate promiscuously at a rate slightly above the rate of erosion, what one finds are chronological gaps between rocks of generally uniform composition - and not minor gaps, but gaps lasting often hundreds of millions of years, during which erosive forces must be supposed to have ...
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... the two cultures" regretfully detailed by C. P. Snow, (1 ) catastrophists posit a history of nature, to which both historical documentation and natural science are indispensable. MUTABLE LAWS? One of the charges most frequently leveled against catastrophists is that they ignore or defy "the laws of nature". In making such charges, uniformitarians overlook the shrewd polemic analysis proffered by Lawrence Dennis, who defined wars as disputes, not under laws, but over laws.(2 ) In political conflicts, the victors make the laws; in scientific conflicts, they "discover" the laws. In both cases, however, the laws are labile. In short, many ...
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64. Thales: The First Astronomer [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... for specialists in early Greek philosophy or in the history of astronomy. But the truth is that the problem cannot be properly addressed until one has taken account of the whole paradigm shift which has assembled us here, and which seems to be accelerating dramatically in the last few years of the 20th century. This is no longer a shift from uniformitarianism to catastrophism; uniformitarianism has been dead since asteroids were allowed to be the agents that killed off the dinosaurs, and punctuated equilibrium displaced crude Darwinism. It is rather what I have called (at the last Portland conference) a shift from palaeo-catastrophism-global catastrophes happened only before humans were around-to ceno-catastrophism-global catastrophes have occurred within human memory, and are ...
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65. The Great Debate [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... startling evidence presented which indicates that the scientific community as a whole may be on the verge of a dramatic turnaround in its most fundamental position, a reversal that could see a long accepted scientific doctrine rejected in favor of one that has been in disdain for well over 100 years. The two doctrines are known as "catastrophism" and "uniformitarianism." Proponents of catastrophism believe that the world is not the safe place we have been led to believe, that holocausts on a global scale are recurrent events in earth's natural history and that these cataclysmic episodes are the primary sculptors of the planet's surface. Uniformitarianism, on the other hand, demands that all the evidence be explained by ...
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66. A Catastrophic Calendar [Books] [de Grazia books]
... Age of the Fifth Sun; the earlier "suns" had ended in catastrophe [11]. There is no exception; there could be none, until the present age. This age- which is termed here the Solarian- combines a seemingly stable solar system with a science that has made great technological progress by following a liner or uniformitarian theory, with a general contempt for the ideas of early men. In dividing historical time, cultural change is the most logical concept to use. Since ages must be arranged, let them be arranged by peaks of change that correlate with peaks of catastrophism. Since ages will be given names, let them perhaps be named after the ...
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67. The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... in the direction to which that axis points. The Earth's orbital axis is under some non-canceling influences of the Moon and Sun and, to a lesser extent, Jupiter and Saturn. As a result of these gravitational influences, the Earth's orbital axis slowly moves, completing a 360-degree circle once every 27,000 years- if they are "uniformitarian years," when only the effect of the current alignment of solar system bodies is involved.1 All planetary orbits have major axes which experience precession, though at varying rates. The direction of the precession is counter-clockwise as seen from Polaris, which agrees with the direction of the planetary motions around the solar system. Under catastrophic conditions ...
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... of Evolution: the Earth and its Surroundings Chapter 2 The Establishment of Gradualism Chapter 3 Challenges to Evolutionary Gradualism Chapter 4 Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? Chapter 5 The Erratic Descent of Man Chapter 6 Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis Chapter 3 Challenges to Evolutionary Gradualism Trevor Palmer From catastrophism to neocatastrophism We saw in chapter 2 that the nineteenth century catastrophists and uniformitarians used essentially the same methods, putting science before religious dogma; in consequence, both groups came under criticism from biblical fundamentalists. Catastrophists and uniformitarians alike believed that God had created the laws of nature, and was now letting them operate without interference. It is true that some major catastrophists tried hard to reconcile the evidence of the fossil ...
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69. Opening the Floodgates [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Home | Issue Contents REVIEWS Opening the Floodgates Books Discussed: R. Huggett: Cataclysms and Earth History (Oxford University Press, 1989); C. C. Albritton, Jr.: Catastrophic Episodes in Earth History (Chapman and Hall, London and New York, 1989) Until very recently there seemed an inescapable association between the terms uniformitarianism' and gradualism' in the minds of Earth scientists, even though historians such as Reijer Hooykaas and Martin Rudwick had pointed out that this should not be the case. In the early 1980's, only Stephen Jay Gould and Tony Hallam seemed keen to keep the issue alive (see C & C Review IX, pp. 45-48; ...
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... reference to the constellation Mshtyw or the Great Bear, which the Egyptians pictured as a thigh. It is actually more like a thigh than a bear- see fig. 3 in Wainwright's article. This shows that the Great Bear was a northern constellation at the time when the Book of the Dead was written, a fact which confirms the uniformitarian assumption that the sky has not been inverted- or, equivalently, that the earth has not suffered an axial inversion- in the historical past. From a Velikovskian point of view, I suppose, it only shows that between the time when the Book of the Dead was composed and the present day, the earth must have suffered ...
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